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Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea 1 pack

 
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Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack
 
2.3

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (49)

34%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (13)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good protection (9)
  • Discreet (6)
  • Effective (5)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (21)
  • Poor protection (16)
  • Difficult to use (14)
  • Messy (9)
  • Not discreet (3)

Best Uses

  • Heavy days (6)
  • Swimming (6)
  • Daily use (5)
  • Light days (5)
  • Moderate days (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Athletic (8), Casual dresser (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Flush it and Forget It

Why does this only get two stars overall from reviewers? I've been using these since I was 15 or 16 years old. That's over 20 years. What I love about them is that,...Read complete review

Why does this only get two stars overall from reviewers? I've been using these since I was 15 or 16 years old. That's over 20 years. What I love about them is that, unlike OB, they have an applicator. What I LOVE about the applicator is that it is biodegradable (read FLUSHABLE). Why anyone wants to touch that little metal box in the public restroom is beyond me. In the 20 years I've been using these, they have given them a "skirt" - oh, yes, the skirt does help with that leaking issue that would usually go down the string. As far as being discreet. . .really? Do you really thing I don't have a menstrual cycle? I'm of childbearing age and female - unless something is wrong, of course I have one. Who cares how discreet it is? Shove it down your bra in front and walk to the restroom to do your thing. No one will know. I will use these things all week long until I reach menopause!!!! Thank goodness Drugstore.com as them in larger boxes because my local stores don't carry these in more than 20 count. As if I'm not going to need more. . .

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Why tinker with a good thing?

I feel totally cheated by Tampax and I'm writing in the hope that they monitor sites like these. I've used tampax for 25 years. Suddenly a few years ago, as lots of other...Read complete review

I feel totally cheated by Tampax and I'm writing in the hope that they monitor sites like these. I've used tampax for 25 years. Suddenly a few years ago, as lots of other customers have reported, they changed the design. The regular size in particular just isn't worth using. They absorb a fraction of what they used to and never seem to expand enough to prevent leaks. In fact, sometimes it seems like they start leaking before they are fully soaked! In any case I can't wear tampax tampons without a back-up panty liner. Also I often have trouble getting the inner tube to push upward and insert the tampon -- it seems stuck in the neck of the larger tube. I used another kind of tampons when I was much younger and at the time really preferred tampax -- they seemed so much more natural and with a more comfortable fit. But at this point, in my 40s, I'm going to start shopping around for a new brand. So sad.

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5.0

Product much worse than it used to be

By SF

from SF, CA

describe yourself Athletic

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Discreet
  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Protection

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Heavy Days
    • Light Days
    • Swimming
    • Travel

    Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

    I have always used Tampax - for more than two decades now. This product is FAR worse than it used to be. Something is just not as comfortable; it's a weird now at the bottom (top?) - the part right next to the string. I have no idea why they redesigned this; they made it worse.

    That being said, it's still the best non-plastic applicator tampon out there by far. I could not live with leaving a lifetime little plastic applicators piled up in some landfill, and I always found these the most comfortable (until a few years ago).

    They are still good - and by far the best prodcut in their category - but I miss the old version.

     
    5.0

    Good price and product

    By Bree

    from Southern California

    describe yourself Athletic

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Discreet
    • Easy To Use
    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Heavy Days

      Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

      I disagree with all that think this is not a good product. I use to use tampax pearl, but decided to try these since they are cheaper and more environment friendly and haven't had any problems with them.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      What Happened to This Product??

      By Mi Poo

      from Oxford, PA

      See all my reviews

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Poor Protection
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

          I don't know why Tampax changed the design of this product, but it;s awful now. Very uncomfortable. Maybe they should look into the design Kotex uses. That's the tampon I buy now.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          pass up and seek elsewhere

          By sniffy chick

          from Bakersfield, CA

          See all my reviews

          Pros

            Cons

            • Messy
            • Non-absorbant
            • Poor Protection
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

              I used to use these as a 13-year-old-teenager and into young adulthood (wait...I'm 30, so I guess I am still a young adult, right? :) preferring them to all the other brands for their comfort, absorbancy, and ease. However, these "new and improved" tampax are THE ABSOLUTE WORST!!

              After having two babies back to back and breastfeeding both of them until they were two, I was out of the loop with feminine products. After resuming my cycle, I went out and bought my trusty Tampax and was disappointed that everything I remember them by was gone.

              They leak, they um..don't stay in place, and are not comfortable at all. I waited through three monthly cycles to see if it was due to the heavy flow of my cycle since I restarted and nothing improved. My cycle is now back-to-normal, light-medium flow, and I have never had a problem previously with them until they somehow changed the product.

              I will not buy these again and have found another product I will be using in replacement.

               
              4.0

              Good for the price

              By KT

              from Atlanta, GA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Discreet
              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Protection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Light Days
                • Swimming
                • Travel

                Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                Great price, great product!

                 
                4.0

                Not that bad

                By Amy

                from Rockville, MD

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Protection

                Cons

                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                I think this product is adequate and does what it's supposed to. They're not the most comfortable thing in the world, but I've never had any leaks or other problems. I haven't been using them for years and years, so I'm not familiar with how they used to be, but I'm still a repeat buyer and don't plan on switching. If you're looking for something basic, I think you'll be fine with this.

                 
                1.0

                [...] Brand is What We Want

                By Metaldiva

                from Detroit

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Messy
                  • Poor Protection
                  • Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                    I stopped buying these when they switched. I hunted like a crazywoman for all the original ones I could buy. I have found a replacement in [...] brand "PERFECTION" tampons. At $2 for a box of 18, I am in heaven!!!

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    My brand loyalty is over

                    By Looking for new brand

                    from Chicago

                    Pros

                    • NONE

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Messy
                    • Poor Protection
                    • Uncomfortable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                      I will add my voice to the group and say I am furious with the "improvements." After using Tampax for 30+ years, I'm also looking for a replacement. Tampax, in your cheap bid to save money or grow your brand, you have ruined the product. There is nothing that's been improved - they leak, the skirt is a joke, they do not expand and therefore displace themselves (read: slip out), and one more thing I want to try and put delicately: no matter how long I am wearing one, it is always 100% soaked when it is removed, very often with urine. I don't know if the string or the skirt is acting as a wick, but I have NEVER had that occur in a tampon before. Not only disgusting, but most probably dangerous as well. STOP TRYING TO "IMPROVE" SOMETHING THAT WORKS WELL ALREADY!

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Do not buy!!

                      By Anonymous

                      from VA

                      describe yourself Athletic

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Messy
                        • Poor Protection
                        • Uncomfortable

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                          Like many others, after the redesign I did not like them at all and quit buying them. I found the CVS pharmacy brand is exactly like the old design and work great!!!

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Boo!

                          By anonymous

                          from NY

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Use
                            • Messy
                            • Poor Protection
                            • Uncomfortable

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                              Along with all the other posters, I agree this redesign is poor and again, "I thought it was me!" There is comfort in numbers and I am glad I am not alone though I am still saddened by this act against women. Must have been a guy who made this decision!

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